Newsletters 2019/20

Latest Newsletters

  • 30 Mar 2020
    Emergency support for families in need

  • 30 Mar 2020
    COVID 19 - Update - Monday 30th March

    Please find attached a newsletter and also a document relating to emergency support for families in need.
    Thank you

  • 25 Mar 2020
    COVID 19 - Stay safe and well -Wednesday 25th March

    Good afternoon everyone. I hope today finds you and your family fit and well. As it now stands, Covid 19 and the spread of the virus has changed our way of life dramatically. We must now all play our part and keep our distance from each other. This now means that the criteria for offering emergency child care provided here in school has changed, it can now only be accessed if there is absolutely no other option to care for your child at home.
    Since the beginning of this week, I have looked at this on a case by case basis and will continue to do so. If you have no other option and need cover to work on the frontline you must contact me on office@stpatrickleeds.org.uk, even if you were already registered for the cover previously and I will contact you directly to discuss your case. I have the safety and well being of staff and pupils at the heart of all my decisions and the message is clear; we should not be in groups of 2 or more. By coming to school we are placing everyone in danger of contracting the virus.  We have a rota in place and staff who are fit and well will report ready for service when it is their turn. I know I speak on behalf of you, as I thank all the staff members as they go above and beyond at this time putting their own health and that of their families at risk to help the cause and to keep supporting you as families.

    As we try to keep a sense of normality for our children I would encourage you to get your children to access the VLE - DB learning site. Teachers are telling me that currently not many children are logging onto it. There is plenty for them to be getting on with on other sites also and in their packs too. I told all the children in the last assembly, that should they not having a good attitude to learning at home, you'd be letting me know! They did not appear too happy about this but needs must (only joking...but they don't need to know this). Mr Hope is on rota in school this week so he is a bit limited in the time he can spend engaging with his pupils but he is trying his best.  

    Can I remind you that we are still giving out the free school meals to those who are eligible between 12.30- 12.45pm from the side gate near church. Please collect if you know you are eligible - they all contained a little carton of milk today, prepacked sandwich, fruit and biscuits. If you are not eligible and your family are going without essential food supplies then please contact me at office@stpatricksleeds.org.uk or leave a message on the answer machine and someone will return your call as soon they are able to. I have also attached some information sent out to schools from the healthy schools team with information regarding help for families who are suffering food poverty.  

    Say a prayer that we all remain well. Please take care of each other and ensure you follow all government orders at this time. 

  • 22 Mar 2020
    COVID 19 Update - Sunday 22nd March

    I hope today finds every family safe and well. Please find attached the latest update from school. Please read it carefully. Thank you.

  • 20 Mar 2020
    COVID 19 - Key Worker- Update - Friday 20th

    Further to the information I published last night, please find attached the latest document from the government regarding emergency childcare for critical workers. Please only contact school and register if you are in need of this service.
    The top line from the government is "If it is at all possible for children to be at home, then they should be."
    You must register before 2pm. Please bear with the staff on the phone they are under strict instruction to ask a number of questions relating to this cover. I already have half the normal workforce off self-isolating or off with underlying health conditions. This cover will be reviewed on a daily basis. This is childcare and not education and children will be required to bring their learning packs. Thank you.